Extreme winters cause havoc in bygone Woking

WHILE temperatures have been unseasonably mild just lately, this week’s Peeps into the Past looks at when winters were so cold the Basingstoke Canal froze over by the Wheatsheaf Bridge in Woking... Read more »

Readers help out over photos from the 1980s

READERS have been in touch with extra information about the scenes shown in photos of the 1980s Woking town centre featured in Peeps into the Past a fortnight ago. Nigel Searle emailed... Read more »

‘Woking made me what I am’ says Claire the Mayor

Claire Darke, the Mayor of Wolverhampton, wrote to the News & Mail inviting readers to take part in forthcoming charity fundraising events. She mentioned that she grew up in Woking, where she... Read more »

Woking powers to the top of Vitality Index

WOKING has clinched top spot in the UK Vitality Index 2021, an annual assessment of the health of the UK’s towns and cities outside of London. The town combined the best rankings... Read more »

Growth in new businesses despite COVID lockdown

SURREY registered 11,997 new businesses last year, an 8.7% increase on the 11,032 formed in 2019. The number of companies in the county is now 105,715, which shows 5% growth from the... Read more »

Door-to-door testing after COVID-19 variant found in Woking

A DOOR-TO-DOOR testing programme is being launched among certain Woking neighbourhoods, after a specific COVID-19 variant has been identified from two positive tests in the area. The variant is known as the... Read more »

Woking, along with most of Surrey, to enter Tier 3 restrictions

WOKING, along with most of Surrey, is being placed into Tier 3, the Very High COVID alert level, as from 0.01am on Saturday, 19 December. Due to rising rates of Coronavirus across... Read more »

Specialist gym opens second centre

A WOKING gym that specialises in personal training and medical rehabilitation has been so successful in its first two years that it has opened a second branch. Profound Fitness was set up... Read more »

Home care service recruiting more staff

CARE provider Right at Home is expanding its territory into the Woking area and recruiting staff for the new intitiative. Managing director Bob Thornton, manager Michelle Whittle and their team have been... Read more »

US sport executive set to pour cash into Cards

A VETERAN American sports executive who has turned around the fortunes of baseball teams is poised to become a lead investor and operator of Woking Football Club. The Cards announced this week... Read more »